News release

Government Appoints Utility and Review Board Members

Government has appointed two full-time members to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.

Jennifer Nicholson and Stephen McGrath have been appointed as full-time members of the board.

Ms. Nicholson, of Halifax, is an accountant. Mr. McGrath, also of Halifax, is a lawyer.

The independent, quasi-judicial board has been assigned a number of responsibilities under the Utility and Review Board Act and other legislation. For example, it sets electricity rates, water rates, and gasoline and diesel prices.

The appointments result from a rigorous selection process similar to that used for provincial judicial appointments.

The board currently consists of eight full-time members appointed by the governor-in-council. Each full-time member holds office on good behaviour until the age of 70.

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Government has appointed two full-time members to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.

Jennifer Nicholson, an accountant from Halifax, and Stephen McGrath, a lawyer from Halifax, have been appointed as full-time members of the board.

The Utility and Review Board is an independent, quasi- judicial board that has been assigned a number of responsibilities under the Utility and Review Board Act and other legislation. For example, it sets electricity rates, water rates, and gasoline and diesel prices.

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